Entries by John Moore

Making It Through High School with Mean Girls

For millions of us, high school was no laughing matter. More like downright grotsky. Until there was Tina. Celebrated comedy writer Tina Fey found fetch in your mom’s chest hair when she wrote the catchphrase-rich screenplay for Mean Girls, which rocketed from teen cult fave to bona-fide box-office pink in 2004, grossing more than $128 […]

Kirk Petersen: A Hard Act to Follow

For 41 years, Kirk Petersen’s driving passion at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) was accommodation. As Associate Director of Ticketing Services, he propelled the box office into an industry leader in providing customer service for every patron – and especially for those with special needs. He just never thought that in his […]

A Shining Heart: The Legacy of First Hand Cathie Gagnon

It just doesn’t sound the same in the Denver Center’s costume shop these days. “It’s very quiet now,” Director of Costumes Jan MacLeod said as her team continues to process the July 19 passing of stitcher Cathie Gagnon, an open and outgoing fixture in the DCPA Theatre Company family for the past 30 seasons. They […]

2022 Bobby G Awards Recap

Sara Sachs summed up the vibe of the Bobby G Awards on May 26 when she accepted the award for Outstanding Scenic Design on behalf of the team from Overland’s Sister Act. “The real Bobby G Award is the friends you make along the way,” Sachs said to a cheering crowd of about 2,000 at […]